RICHARD E. GOLDSMITH, M.D.
To the editor: The paper by Lindgärde and Zettervall in the March 1973 issue (pp. 396-399) reported a very interesting definitive study that conclusively demonstrated abnormal calcium binding of myeloma protein. The authors noted that my colleagues and I had earlier reported a myeloma patient whose M component bound calcium. They stated, however, that the myeloma patient so described did not have hypercalcemia. We wish to correct this statement. That patient did indeed have hypercalcemia intermittently. And, as we pointed out, prior ashing led to abnormally high calcium values in all cases, which suggested that abnormal binding of calcium was
GOLDSMITH RE. Hypercalcemia and Myeloma. Ann Intern Med. ;79:289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-289_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):289.
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